Visual Culture Working Group - Call for Papers 2020

The VIC – Visual Culture Working Group of IAMCR - International Association for Media and Communication Research - invites the submission of abstracts for presentations and panels for the 2020 Congress of the Association, which will be held from 12 to 16 July, 2020 at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The deadline for submission is 10 February 2020, at 23.59 UTC.

IAMCR conferences address many diverse topics defined by our 32 thematic sections and working groups. We also propose a single central theme to be explored throughout the conference with the aim of generating and exploring multiple perspectives in plenary sessions and in some of the sessions of the sections and working groups. The general conference theme for 2020 is “Reimagining the Digital Future: Building Inclusiveness, Respect and Reciprocity”.

See the IAMCR 2020 general call for proposals.

Although the focus will be on the theme of the Conference, not all submissions have to address the central theme. VIC accepts themes related to visual cultures that contemplate artistic realms, such as cinema, photography & arts; social habits or political issues expressed visually; technological devices and gadgets visually represented; media and/or communication expressions manifested through visuality.

Languages

VIC will accept abstracts in English, Spanish and French.

Submission guidelines

Abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words. All abstracts must be submitted through IAMCR’s submission platform https://beijing2020.iamcr.org/submit. Abstracts sent by email will not be accepted.

It is expected that authors will submit only one (1) abstract. However, under no circumstances should there be more than two (2) abstracts bearing the name of the same author, either individually or as part of any group of authors. No more than one (1) abstract can be submitted to any section or working group. Please note also that the same abstract or another version with minor variations in title or content must not be submitted to more than one section or working group. Any such submissions will be deemed to be in breach of the conference guidelines and will be rejected. Authors submitting them risk being removed entirely from the conference programme.

The deadline to submit abstracts is 23:59 GMT on 10 February 2020.

For other important dates and deadlines, please see IAMCR 2020 key dates on the conference website.

For further information, please consult the IAMCR Beijing 2020 webpage or contact the Local Organizing Committee by email: beijing2020@iamcr.org or the heads of the Visual Culture working group:

Co-Chair: Denize Araujo (denizearaujo@hotmail.com)
Co-Chair: Sunny Yoon (sunny332naver.com)
Vice-Chair (interim): Thomas Wiedemann (thomas.wiedemann@ifkw.lmu.de)